Philippians 2.3 No hidden agenda with a compromised mixture of leaven or empty philosophical flattery can match a mind that genuinely values others above oneself
It seems so simple, but I think for a lot of people, it can be difficult to value others over oneself.
What does that look like for you?
Saying hello to people when they’re obviously avoiding eye contact and telling them that they are going to have a great day. Smiles are contagious.
I found this article about valuing others, and it had some great points.
- Pick up your phone and tell your friend how you appreciate him
- Send someone an encouraging message
- Write your mentor a letter to show your appreciation
- Stop on your way to the next meeting and let your co-workers know that they are awesome
I heard a saying several years ago. It was said to me, and it made me feel so great, so awesome, and it’s so simple. I use this phrase a lot.
You are awesome, and you can’t even help it!
When you say that to people in the store who are helping you that don’t know you, they can’t help but smile because they have to really think about what you just said and then it clicks.
“People who add value to others do so intentionally. I say that because to add value, leaders must give of themselves and that rarely occurs by accident.” — John C. Maxwell